After a really bad day on Saturday I have been trying to pull myself together. My main motivation was to be in decent shape for today’s meeting with the psychologist for adoption.
This meeting was to talk about us. My husband gave a very touching and honest description about himself, his childhood, the loss of his mum when he was a child, growing up with a dad who was not very communicative and quite cold, etc.. I loved that he just opened up instead of pretending he had a perfect family. We had both done this before in the individual meetings with the pedopsychiatrist and social assistant but this time we were both there and it was nice to hear what he said.
Since this was the last meeting with the psychologist, she concluded with telling us she will write a positive report on us (yey!!), that she appreciated how we and our project evolved since the start and that she likes that we can put ourselves at the place of the child. It was such a relief to hear this!!
We are now left with one last meeting in January: the home visit with the social assistant. I have been wondering whether I should bake cookies or not. I have three options:
- just offer tea/coffee/juice/…
- also bring some cookies with the drinks
- actually bake the cookies.
I talked to a few friends and they mostly think baking will look like I’m trying too hard, so I think I’ll go for option 2. What do you think? Anyone had home visits for adoption before?